How many baby Dormer’s bats are in a litter?
A Dormer’s bat (Scotozous dormeri) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Scotozous). An adult Dormer’s bat grows up to a size of 55.7 cm (1′ 10″).
To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.
Dormer’s bat or Dormer’s pipistrelle (Scotozous dormeri) is a species of vesper bat. It is monotypical for its genus.It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Pakistan.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, and urban areas.The holotype for this species was from the Bellary Hills in Southern India and it was collected by James Charlemagne Dormer, after whom it is named.Bat flies found on this species include: Basilia fletcheri.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Dormer’s bat is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Pallid large-footed myotis weighting only 12 grams
- Peters’s trumpet-eared bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Schlieffen’s bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Cape hairy bat weighting only 13 grams
- Black myotis becoming 3.5 years old
- Malagasy mouse-eared bat weighting only 5 grams
- Nyctophilus corbeni with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Melck’s house bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Moloney’s mimic bat weighting only 8 grams
- Dark-winged lesser house bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Dormer’s bat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Harp seal
- Domestic yak
- Greater musky fruit bat
- Mountain gazelle
- Ryukyu flying fox
- Coppery ringtail possum
- Agile gibbon
- Red-fronted gazelle
Animals with the same weight as a Dormer’s bat
What other animals weight around 6 grams (0.01 lbs)?
- Cadorna’s pipistrelle weighting 6 grams
- Eisentraut’s pipistrelle weighting 6 grams
- Big-eared horseshoe bat weighting 6 grams
- Argentine brown bat weighting 7 grams
- Dark long-tongued bat weighting 6 grams
- Pale shrew tenrec weighting 7 grams
- Little Japanese horseshoe bat weighting 7 grams
- Godman’s long-tailed bat weighting 7 grams
- Sooty mustached bat weighting 5 grams
- São Tomé free-tailed bat weighting 7 grams